FEATURING THE CALIFORNIA NATIVE GARDENS OF CENTRAL SAN DIEGO COUNTY
The California Native Plant Society-San Diego Chapter (CNPS-San Diego) presents its seventh annual Garden Tour, Inviting Nature Home: Native Gardens of Central San Diego County, the weekend of April 13 & 14, 2019 from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. each day. Spend a day or two exploring and learning from these gardens that highlight plants that create habitat, dry streambed bioswales, adjacent natural areas, water catchment devices, slope gardens, charming water features, bridges, sculptures and more. Be inspired this Spring!
Rancho Bernardo, Scripps Ranch, Poway, Rancho Penasquitos, Clairemont
-Entry to 14 private residential gardens staffed with interpretive docents, owners, and designers
-7 additional FYI (Front Yard Inspiration) gardens on the route
-Instructional presentations and plantings on Saturday and Sunday
ON SALE DURING THE TOUR
-A comprehensive selection of California native plant-related books on sale at the door ticket sales location in Scripps Ranch
-Seeds for over 100 species of California native plants. Start your garden from scratch with minimal investment.
Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center at Pauwai
(SUNDAY ONLY, ONLINE PURCHASE ONLY)
Take a one-hour Guided Tour on Sunday, April 14! The 5-acre Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center at Pauwai features a demonstration garden representing local plant life as the Kumeyaay knew it 2,000 years ago. This authentic habitat site includes a hillside walk for the adventurous explorer. You will be guided along this trail by knowledgeable docents where you can run your fingers over deep acorn grinding holes, peer into accurate representation of native huts (‘ewaas) and breathe in California's signature aromas of sage and pine. Learn about how plants were used for food, clothing, shelter and medicines (ethnobotany) and behold this special site where you can truly envision how this land looked so long ago.
This special extended, comprehensive tour is being offered exclusively for the Garden Tour. The cost will be $10 and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the City of Poway for the Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center. Buy your tickets early as we expect that this will sell out quickly.
Saturday, April 13, 1:00–1:30 p.m., Speaker: Lee Gordon at ‘Native Plants Win! A Beautified Brush Management Zone’
Native plants in your garden support native insects, which in turn provide food for birds. This makes for a pollinator paradise and is why native gardens are able to bring so many birds to and around your home. The good news is that there is such a wide diversity of natives in San Diego that you can find a great variety of plants no matter where you live. One of the best ways to find native plants that will work in your landscape is to wander in nearby open spaces and see what grows. Lee will talk about learning to identify local native plants that will be successful and require low maintenance. If you choose to do some irrigation, your choices multiply. We will discuss irrigation, both before you plant and for maintenance, how to plant, controlling weeds, and keeping plants trimmed.
Saturday & Sunday, April 13 & 14, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. with Vincent and Daniel Bellino at ‘Name that Native’
Vincent and Daniel Bellino of Restoring California, who currently care for this lovely garden (originally installed by Greg Rubin), will be available to chat with you about why they love using California native plants in every garden design.
Learn about how to plant native plants! Participate in one of our PLANTING DEMOS
Saturday, April 13, 11:00–11:30 a.m. at ‘Carriage Chaparral Trail’
Join Greg Rubin of California’s Own Native Landscape Design for a short discussion on how to approach preparing and planting a native vs. conventional landscape and why we follow this methodology, ending with a planting demonstration and Q&A.
Sunday, April 14, 1:00–1:30 p.m. at ‘California Meets Tuscany’
Join John Corning of Kelly Grn Native Landscape Living for a short discussion on soil types, techniques for digging holes, plant placement, whether or not to mulch, and irrigation, ending with a planting demonstration and Q&A.
Garden Tour Online: $30 through Friday, April 12. Admission good on both days of the Tour. Those 17 and under admitted free.
Garden Door Tickets during Tour Weekend : $35 on sale until Noon on Sunday, April 14. Purchase at Tickets-and-Info Garden on Tour weekend ONLY: 11855 Caminito Sanudo, San Diego, CA
Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center Guided Tour Tickets: $10 additional per ticket, buy for time (Sunday 10:30am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm), choose time carefully since these cannot be switched to another time. These Guided Tour tickets are ONLY available if you purchase a Garden Tour ticket.
Kumeyaay Ipai Guided Tour Tickets will be on a will call list for check in at the Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center garden. On tour days, remaining Guided Tour tickets will only be available online.
All participants buying Garden Tour Online tickets before April 6 will have a tour booklet mailed to their address within the week preceding the Tour so that they can begin the tour at any garden location during Tour weekend.
Details may change without notice. This is a rain or shine event. Tickets are not refundable but are transferable to another person.
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